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May 7, 2013 2:30pm PDT
. that news comes the same day u.s. secretary of state john kerry is in moscow to meet with russian president vladimir putin about the war in syria. after lengthy discussions, the two countries agreed to hold a conference about the conflict by the end of the month. as the violence continues, the number of civilians displaced and in need of aids keeps -- in need of aid keeps rising. earlier today, i spoke with the secretary for humanitarian affairs. thank you for coming in. can you first explain how dire the situation is on the ground right now and what is needed most? >> the situation is terrible for pretty much everybody, actually, because if you looked at things like fuel supplies, electricity, water, people are getting about a third of what they had before the conflict started. that affects everybody. we think about a third of the population, 6.8 million people, are in desperate need of help, half of them children, and of course in syria and, you have 1.4 million people who have fled to neighboring countries. the situation is very, very serious, and i'm really concerned about the impact th
May 7, 2013 6:00am PDT
of state john kerry is if russia for talks with president putin. john kerry arrived if -- in now this morning. john kerry will try to convince putin and other russian leaders arming syrian rebels fighting against president bashar al-assad is the right thing to do. following his russian trip, secretary of state jerk jerk -- secretary of state john kerry will travel to rome. >> new jersey governor chris christie is revealing his secret surgery. he admitted to the new york post he had surgery in february to improve his health and be there for his children and admits the surgery was not motivated by a presidential run but political fundraisers say the surgery is a clear sign that christie plans on running for president. so far, it is believed that he has lost between 30 and 40 pounds. >> look outside we have clouds to start the day but what about weather in a moment. >> the sig-alert on 680, a fatal crash with the latest information. >> we trafficking this accident what occurred at vargas road southbound 680. the coroner came on the scene so this is very active with a sig-alert aroun
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May 7, 2013 12:00pm PDT
: secretary of state john kerry arrived in russia where he expected to discuss the boston bombing with vladimir putin. the deadly attack has ties to russian people who were there. the suspect's family originally from the russian republican of chechneya, and russian security service had put tamerlan tsarnaev on a terrorism watch list after the now dead suspect visited russia last year. in fact the russians asked the fbi for information on tamerlan tsarnaev as early as 2011, but the feds did not yet have him on file. so, here we go katherine herridge live in washington. are we are learning more? >> a source familiar with the case confirms a canadian jihaddist who traveled to dag -- dagestan is of interest as they track tamerlan's radicalizize, the interest in the man whose life as a boxer and immigrant from canada mire roars that of tamerlan, undergoing great suit scrutiny and there is evidence supporting, quote, high probability of contact between the two young converts." questions of training, how four different types of improvised explosive devices with made by tsarnaev, and tame
May 5, 2013 9:00am PDT
discussions. certainly you've seen secretary of state john kerry has been engaged on this. so it's not just a matter of what president obama is doing. you're seeing secretary of state kerry this week heading to russia and to that area where he'll hold talks. and try to work on this idea of an international coalition that leaves syrian president isolated against people who want to see him leave power and who are supporting the rebels. so there are conversations going on on a number of fronts. and it's not just a matter of what president obama is going to do. >> complex calculus for doubt as you bring up. steve, tomorrow speaking of secretary of state john kerry, he's heading to russia. syria's most powerful ally at the moment. and it's been somewhat of a chilling relationship with russia and the united states in recent years. what can reverse this? what is it that russia would need to get? >> there is nothing right now in russia's self interests or at least? vladimir putin's self interests that would lead him to change his position. the best the united states is hoping for is neutrality from
May 7, 2013 5:30am PDT
decided on a curve for you. -- curfew. thanks for that. the u.s. secretary of state john kerry is in moscow to meet vladimir putin. russia refuses to back u.s. pressure to force him to step down. the u.s. is considering providing arms for the syrian opposition, which russia also opposes. on the turkey-ve syria border. a number of syrian base there. set up what is their view on all this, as far as the greatest diplomats going on? there are very concerned that the situation on the ground, particularly with the gains made by the syrian army and pushing back rebels on the outskirts. the feeling here is that the international community should show a strong stance when it comes to the crisis in syria. they would like to get more sophisticated weapons to reverse even the playing field. by thee very frustrated decision by the community not to show the same strength when it comes to arming the rebellion the same way they did the libyan rebels about two years ago. aboutfar as the stories gas,cal weapons, the sarin there are conflicting stories read sums in the rebels have been using it,
May 1, 2013 2:30am PDT
obama phoned vladimir putin on monday. and secretary of state john kerry will travel there in the coming days. >>> syria's ambassador has called the allegation of chemical weapons trumped up. and hezbollah in lebanon indicated it could step up its role in assisting assad's government, to prevent the country from falling in, quote, american or israeli hands. hezbollah has long been suspected of supporting rebels across the border in syria. nearly 500,000 refugees have come to lebanon. and some 8,000 refugees a day are streaming into jordan. and that number is expected to approach a total of 1.2 million by year's end. to give that number perspective, jordan's total population is only 6.5 million. >>> president obama faced questions about the state of revolt at the prison at guantanamo bay. where 100 of 166 inmates are on a hunger strike. president obama says the prison is less important than ever, with the fwhars afghanistan coming to a close. >> guantanamo is not necessary to keep america safe. it is expensive. it is inefficient. it hurts us, in terms of our international standing. it les
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May 5, 2013 7:00am PDT
the structure at each department. in other words, does john kerry or chuck hagel or jack lew, all white men, do they have diversity, any kind of diversity in their senior team. i would say the agenda is set from the top. it is set in the west wing. it's not a cabinet that sits around and decides we're all going to do immigration together we're all going to do gun control together. >> jamie: i don't know if you can see this. the question is, is the president being held to a higher standard and should the cabinets be both the first term and second term be held to a standard of representing what america looks like right now? >> it's what the last three presidents, clinton famously said 20 years ago, that he wanted a cabinet that looked like america. he set the new standard for this. what i would tell you, the cabinet is the core of the cabinet are the heads of the executive departments, men and women who are in presidential line of succession. essentially the same number of white men in that cabinet ever since bill clinton. it really hasn't changed that much. i would say politically, george w. bus
May 7, 2013 6:30pm PDT
for that. well, the u.s. secretary of state john kerry is on a diplomatic mission to moscow in a bid to persuade the russian government to take a tougher stance on syria. >> in talks with russian president vladimir putin, he said that russia and the u.s. share of common interest in resolving the civil war in syria. russia is syria's most powerful international ally and has consistently blocked united nations security council efforts to force a sharp al assad and his government to step down -- force bashar al assad and his government to step down. >> obama said north korea would not survive if they kept developing nuclear weapons at the expense of its people's well-being. the leaders said this did together and defense issues and would not tolerate threats from p'yongyang. >> back to germany now. relatives of the victims of a neo-nazi killing spree here have expressed disappointment over the postponement of a high- profile trial in munich. the court was adjourned on monday after defense lawyers accused the presiding judge of bias. >> the accused has been charged with publishing reports
May 8, 2013 2:30pm PDT
john kerry was in moscow to try to find common ground on syria with russian leaders, and indeed, the u.s. and russia did manage to agree on a joint diplomatic initiative. they want to get all sides together for talks to find a political solution to the pcrisis. the idea has been well received, including by germany. >> we are convinced that president assad has lost its legitimacy, but we also know that we need to organize a political protest to carry things out. that is why germany, including the foreign minister and myself as chancellor, will go to all possible efforts to support any initiative leading to talks. >> in order to end the bloodshed in syria, the u.s. and russia say they will increase the pressure on assad. they hope their combined weight will force the syrian regime to the negotiating table. >> fighters from the kurdistan workers party have begun withdrawing from turkey. the pullout, which is part of an historic cease-fire, is the first sign that the long-running conflict between the turkish government and the pkk may be resolved. >> about 2000 rebel fighters are expected
May 5, 2013 4:30pm PDT
administration shows very little sign of wanting to get involved in this. chuck hagel, john kerry, two dovish members of his national security team. whiles -- while there may be an argument it's in america's long-tem interests to break up the prospect of a breakup in that area, it's no immediate danger. chris: the president m that preference -- press conference this week, i've never seen him, not stunned, but as much back on his heels. it seems like the people around him have said why do you look so war-weary? but even on background checks, gitmo, all kinds of reasons we can't get rid of it right now, inability to gailt deal on the economy, immigration looks dodgy even though that looked like the best deal. stuck, stuck, stuck. >> yeah, when he was answering that question about whether he had the juice to get anything through in the remainder of his term, i actually had a moment of empathy. does he understand how to use the power of the presidency to get his agenda through in if you talk to people on the hill, their attitude is the president comes in with all the certitude of the president in
May 6, 2013 4:00am PDT
comments comes days after chuck hagel refused to speculate on military intervention plans and john kerry heads to moscow today for talks with russian leaders. nbc's martin fletcher is in tel aviv for us. good morning to you, martin. some saying this attack could even be a message to iran. >> reporter: that's right, richard. the attacks that took place, the two attacks that you mentioned by israel into syria certainly have an immediate effect in terms of destroying any weapons that syria wants to transfer to hezbollah in lebanon. but the real message, exactly as you say, is actually to iran, which is stay out of syria, do not continue to try to arm your puppet in south lebanon, hezbollah is ready to strike. the question now is what will iran do? and also more immediately, what will syria do? the deputy syrian foreign minister called it an act of war. now, the israeli military have today been saying there's no war with syria. they don't want war with syria. all they want to do is stop weapons from iran transiting syria to hezbollah in lebanon. now, those weapons that israel attacked which
May 6, 2013 2:30am PDT
that the president of the united states wrote was apparently written in disappearing red ink. >>> secretary john kerry heads to moscow to get them to back off on their support of the assad regime. >>> now to more dire news out of afghanistan where at least 7 service members were killed in attacks across the country. in one attack in southern afghanistan on saturday a roadside bomb killed five u.s. personnel. two others died after an after fwan soldier turned his gun on them. 19 u.s. personnel have died in the last week alone, 7 of them when a civilian cargo plane crashed early after it took off from bagram air field. that incident was caught on tape. >>> as the violence wages on, karzai said he hoped the cia would continue supplying him with bags full of cash. he was getting ghost money totaling millions of dollars. on saturday, karzai, whose government has been accused of corruption, said the money has helped with problems. because of all these rumors in the media, ploes do not cut all this money because we really need it. we want to continue this sort of assistance and the cia station chief in
May 8, 2013 5:30am PDT
of state john kerry. concern was raised after israeli airstrikes on syrian targets in and around the capital, damascus. ,ince then, syria's ally, iran has stepped forward once again to stand by the syrian president. the russian foreign minister arrived in damascus to make it -- iran's foreign minister arrived in damascus to make it clear that they will do all they can to prevent any attack on syria. >> we discovered and realized that the situation in syria is going well. syria's courageous military has regained much of the territories and syria is now well, thank god, and it will fully regain its strength in the near future. >> on the ground, the syrian government says its soldiers regained control of strategic towns and villages. the conflict also spilled over into the disputed golan heights. four peacekeepers were kidnapped by a group that said it was part of the rebel movement. it is the second time in two month that this group has taken hostages. >> peacekeepers from the un observer force were designed -- detained by an unidentified armed group while they were patrolling in t
May 3, 2013 4:00pm PDT
. that's it it for us. erin burnett "out front" starts right now. >>> vice president biden and john kerry honored the victims of the benghazi attack and we still don't know what happened that night. will the republican-led hearing finally get answers? >>> plus the national rifle e association begins a convention many hughouston today. how does a plan to ward off a second group of americans look to improve background checks? >>> we'll tell you the latest we have just found out about the suspected bomber's wife. let's go "out front." >>> good evening, everyone. i'm erin burnett. answers on benghazi. merely eight months of the attack on the american consulate killed four americans including the ambassador to libya chris stevens, no one has been brought to justice. crucial questions still remain. today vice president joe biden joined secretary of state john kerry to honor those killed on the attack on september 11th unveiling their names inscribed on a wall at the state department. >> u wish we didn't need a wall like this. i wish i could tell all of you and all of you brilliant young personn
Apr 30, 2013 6:00pm PDT
by senator john kerry. so today was the primary election. that means it's that time again. ♪ i'm like pavlov's dog. i salivate at the sound. polls closed in massachusetts a little more than an hour ago. the a.p. is forecasting ed markey is the winner. he's seen as the more liberal of the two democrats on the ballot today. he appears to have defeated the more conservative democrat stephen lynch. congressman markey leading lynch with 57% of the vote to lynch's 43%. on the republican side, gabriel gomez beat former u.s. attorney mike sullivan and dan winslow. we now have what looks to you are our matchup to replace john kerry in the u.s. senate. doesn't know how that will shake out in june. one thing we do know is the dominating feature of the primary today is that nobody voted. turnout was like tumbleweeds. one note on this, looking ahead, the date the johnson election is scheduled for, june 25th, at least the boston part of massachusetts is again scheduled to be otherwise occupied on the day that general election is going to happen. june 25th ought to be right in the middle of the sure to be
Apr 30, 2013 10:00pm PDT
in the race for john kerry's sees. >>> and rand paul rewrites rand paul. >>> and rand paul rewrites rand paul. then rand paul rewrites ron paul. the lies the paul family have been telling since the boston marathon bombings are in tonight's "rewrite." >>> the specific cause of the explosion at the fertilizer plant in west texas isn't yet known, but senator barbara boxer is planning to hold hearings to find out why a plant that contained so many explosive chemicals was inspected only one time in its 51-year-old history by osha and was last inspected by the epa in 1996. also, was the fertilizer plant storing ammonium nitrate without telling the department of homeland security, the same explosive used in the oklahoma city bombing? >>> up next, the parents of matthew shepard will join me. >>> thank you guys. you hurt my feelings, todd. i did? when visa signature asked everybody what upgraded experiences really mattered... you suggested luxury car service instead of "strength training with patrick willis." come on todd! flap them chicken wings. [ grunts ] well, i travel a lot and umm... [ male anno
Apr 30, 2013 11:00pm PDT
are choosing a nominee to fill john kerry's senate seat. and u.s. congressman ed markey looks like the big favorite tonight. the other big story is the special house election in south carolina between elizabeth colbert-busch and mark sanford. the election is just one week away from today. it's next tuesday, in fact. last night the two of them met in their first and only debate. but to no one's surprise, it didn't take long for colbert busch to bring up the thing sanford is best known for, his extramarital affair. >> when we talk about fiscal spending and we talk about protecting the taxpayers, it doesn't mean you take that money we saved and leave the country for a personal purpose. >> she went there, governor sanchez. >> i couldn't hear what she said. >> okay. hogan, this is your home territory politically. first of all, sanford had to know this kind of attack was coming. let's show his retort. it was pretty good. listen how he carries the question about his affair. >> you voted for the defense of marriage act and to impeach president clinton for an extra marital affair. would you vote th
May 1, 2013 6:00am PDT
to follow john kerry in the united states senate. this a election will not be easy. carl rove, the coke brothers, the super pacs see this election as the first shot of stopping president obama's agenda and gaining control of the united states senate. >> democrats are doing their best to tie gomez to mitt romney, the senate majority pack pushed out this memo. after a toe turnout primary he is bringing the i mitt yom any campaign to general election. for democrats the specter of scott brown's 2010 victory and coakley's disastrous campaign is hovering over this. brown's victory was a perfect storm event, took place at the height of the health care ledge reconciliation working through congress in a back room deal. the unemployment rate was near 10% and they were ignoring brown for most of the general election and never saw it coming until it was too late. three years later none have the same intensity including the fact dmz won't be taking the race for granted. remember these numbers. the margin for a republican in mths, the margin or error is very, very small. one reality check, the vote t
Apr 30, 2013 10:00pm EDT
in the race for john kerry's sees. >>> and rand paul rewrites rand paul. then rand paul rewrites ron paul. the lies the paul family have been telling since the boston marathon bombings are in tonight's "rewrite." >>> the specific cause of the explosion at the fertilizer plant in west texas isn't yet known, but senator barbara boxer is planning to hold hearings to find out why a plant that contained so many explosive chemicals was inspected only one time in its 51-year-old history by osha and was last inspected by the epa in 1996. also, was the fertilizer plant storing ammonium nitrate without telling the department of homeland security, the same explosive used in the oklahoma city bombing? >>> up next, the parents of matthew shepherd will join me. lindsey! i just discovered these new triscuit are baked with brown rice and sweet potato! triscuit has a new snack? no way. way. and the worst part is they're delicious. mmm, you're right. maybe we should give other new things a chance. no way. way. [ male announcer ] we've taken 100% whole grain brown rice and wheat, delicious sweet potato, and
May 1, 2013 3:00am PDT
for that senate seat vacated by john kerry. ed markey celebrating last night but warning people, you know the right-wingers are going to come in and try to buy this one. >> but this election, ladies and gentlemen, will not be easy. karl rove, the koch brothers and the republican super pacs see this election as their first shot at stopping president obama's agenda and gaining control of the united states senate. they are ready to move mountains of money to buy this election. >> bill: >> bill: ed newarkey, he will be the next senator of the state of massachusetts. he should be. he called on his opponent last night. remember when elizabeth warren was running against scott brown they both, brown and warren signed a pledge, no outside money allowed into the senate race in massachusetts. he had markey said let's sign the same pledge. >> tonight, i call on the republican nominee to keep the outside, undisclosed, unlimited, special interest money out of this race and to sign the people's pledge the same way that scott brown signed the people's pledge. >> all right.
May 3, 2013 2:00pm EDT
john kerry and vice president joe biden delivered remarks at a memorial honoring those who have lost their lives while serving overseas. as vice president biden spoke about the need to station diplomats around the world to mind with our obligation to protect them. here is a look. more places in more places than ever before have an impact on american interests -- from threats, when fragile states go global, and hoping societies build working institutions, fight famine, police their streets. it is essential to american security. this is a war we cannot afford to be absent, where a development expert or diplomatic security officer, whether a civil servant or a veteran ambassador, where their presence is required. america's presence is required. ,nd as we asked more and more the civilians that operate in these places, the president, john, and everyone in our government knows we have the solemn obligation to do more and more to protect them as they work in these environments. each of the eight we honor today and several whom i knew understood this risk. as john so eloquently pointed out,
May 7, 2013 8:00am PDT
performing the pas de, deux, it's john kerry and vladimir putin, it's tuesday, may 7th and this is "now." >>> secretary kerry has landed in the kremlin. early this morning, amid the ongoing turmoil in syria and a standoff in the u.s., over whether to send body of boston marathon bomb suspect, tamerlan tsarnaev back to russia, secretary of state john kerry arrived in moscow. secretary kerry will have a full plate during his two-day trip. global terrorism, iran, afghanistan, trade concerns and north korea. but his larger goal is to convince russia to change its position on the escalating conflict in syria and to increase counterterrorism cooperation between the two countries in the wake of the tragedy at the boston marathon. negotiation with russia has proved difficult in the past. but this morning, kerry indicated that the path ahead may be more cooperative than combative. telling putin that president obama believes the u.s. and russia are capable of cooperating on syria, iran, north korea and economic issues. to describe recent relations between the u.s. and russia as frosty. would be s
May 7, 2013 7:00am PDT
topped the agenda in moscow this morning. secretary of state john kerry arrived for talks with vladimir putin. the meeting comes on the heels of two israeli air strikes in syria. and those trying to escape the civil war. >> reporter: good morning. jordan is one of several countries bordering syria that is struggling to cope with the endless flood of refugees. the u.n. estimates there will be 1.2 million syrian living here by the end of the year. more than 80,000 people have been killed. in the face of relentless bum bardness from the regime some 3 million syrians have been forced from their homes. more than half a million have fled to jordan. 63,000 refugees arrived in the small country. many come here. now the second largest camp in the world with 175,000 residents and counting it is also now the fifth largest city in jordan. some officials are concerned that the heavy influx of refugees could stabilize the country but security forces here are preparing for the chaos that will almost certainly ensue if the assad regime falls. now, the u.s.
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May 7, 2013 4:00pm PDT
back there for a live report just minutes from now. first though the secretary of state john kerry today warned that unless the syrian regime and the rebels negotiate a peace plan, this is new. there may even be a breakup of syria. that's what he said. he said it after a meeting with the russian president vladimir putin in which the two sides now tell us they have agreed to convene an international conference on the crisis in syria. at last count and that was months ago, more than 70,000 people have died in the two-year conflict according to the united nations. and it appears there is no end in sight. in fact, the white house now claims it is highly likely that the regime has used chemical weapons on its own people. and listen to this. today, the entire internet appears to be out in that nation. see this chart? according to this google chart, at around 2:45 eastern time this afternoon, a quarter till 10:00 in syria, the regime apparently pulled the plug. there is no internet in that country right now, several online monitoring companies report the exact same thing. what does that m
May 6, 2013 8:00am PDT
john kerry's trip to russia. he is said to meet with president putin tomorrow. a lot to get to. and joining me to kick off the hour we have bill richardson. and nbc foreign respondent. you said the air strikes are in the cards. with israel's air strikes it makes u.s. involvement in some way shape or form much more likely, doesn't it? >> well, i do believe so. i think now that britain and france have joined the effort to arm the rebels the fact that the military commander of the syrian independence group has also talked about not having links to al qaeda. the momentum of the israeli air strikes, i think it is inevitable that we eventually will use some kind of air strikes, limited to protect some of the rebel fortresses but also possibly to go after some of the chemical sites which i think soon will be declared to be there by the united nations. and vulnerable. so i think a decision by the president is imminent. i don't think he is vacillated here. he said he wanted evidence. he wanted developments like diplomatic efforts with secretary kerry and the russians. i think that is ha
May 6, 2013 10:00am PDT
for to us get involved militarily? >> i think first of all, picking up on ayman's reporting. john kerry's visit to moscow this week and his meeting with vladimir putin, is the first and i think most important part of what the united states needs to be doing. which is to try to find a way to move putin. and it is putin, not his advisers, to the point where he understands that it is in the common interests of the united states and russia, to work together on a post-assad order that indeed prevents descent into chaos, which doesn't serve russian interests or american interests. if we can get that, then it becomes possible to get security council engagement, u.n. engagement, international legitimacy and cover for the steps that will be necessary on the ground. and on the ground, then, the establishment of a provisional government in territory that has already been liberated from the hands of the assad regime, and the need to establish essentially a no-fly zone over that area to protect it. the kinds of military requirements that will be necessary. arming of opposition forces is something th
May 7, 2013 1:00pm PDT
, by the way, and it didn't work out well. >> no, it did not. meanwhile, secretary of state, john kerry, is in moscow today conducting talks with russia's foreign minister. moments ago, it was announced that russia and the united states will convene a new international conference aimed at establishing a plan for peaceful transition in syria. stay with us. we'll have much more in a moment. try e-mail marketing from constantcontact. it's the fastest, easiest way to create great-looking custom e-mails that bring customers through your door. sign up for your free trial today at before tori was taking her kids to lunch in her new volkswagen... before her passat had passed 30 different inspection tests, and before several thousand tennesseans discovered new jobs on volkswagen drive, their cfo and our banker met for lunch. together, we worked with a team that helped finance construction of the world's first leed platinum auto manufacturing plant. that's the impact of global connections. that's bank of america. >>> for more new on the president's remarks in syria, we're
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May 1, 2013 3:00pm PDT
the current secretary of state john kerry there is a politization and spread of misinformation. the question is there something real here? it is okay to be persistance. but is it there? >> there is something and it independent the white house. we know the talking points as laid out in the house respect and was evident to anyone who watched susan rice on the sunday shows. to answer your questions directly there is new information and that is one of the reasons that this is proving to be difficult for the administration to ignore or shove aside. we saw an administration the f.b.i. didn't show up in benghazi until october 4th. a month later and we didn't have much urgency on investigating this and even after the election in that time frame. >> bret: let me interrupt you. adam housely piece this week dealt with the hunt for the master mind. we know who it is and where they are and they are walking free. asked the f.b.i. about it repeatedly this week. now, we get these pictures today. this is eight months later. those are cam ras from surveillance cameras on the consulate grounds eight months lat
May 7, 2013 4:00am PDT
secretary of state john kerry is in moscow where syria tops the diplomatic agenda. russia is syria's most powerful ally. kerry hopes to pressure vladimir putin to get bashar al assad to leave office. the meeting follows two israeli air strikes in syria and the latest american threat to arm the syrian rebels. >>> the world's first homemade gun createded with a 3-d printer has been successfully test fired this past weekend in austin. the gun is made mostly of plastic component. it's causing security concerns because it can escape detection by airport security. the head of the group that came up with the idea says he plans to publish the blueprints online. >> i recognize that a tool might be used to harm other people. it's what it is. it's a gun. again, i don't think that's not a reason to not put it out there. >>> the atf says manufacturing a gun that isn't prohibited by the national firearms act for your own use is legal. but at least one congressman has already introduced legislation to ban them. >>> and people in the east get ready for the cicada invasion. billions of red eyed magic cica
May 7, 2013 4:30am PDT
.s. secretary of state john kerry is in russia this morning. he is trying to convince that country's president vladimir putin to take a tougher stance on syria. complicating matters are israel's recent air strikes on syrian targets. putin is an ally of the syrian president whose government is accused of using chemical weapons on anti-government rebels. >>> in the philippines, four german climbers and a guide are dead after a volcano erupts. it was 200 miles southeast of manila. it sent a cloud of ash and rock into the sky this morning. 7 other climbers were injured. >>> 4:45. we'll get another check on the weather. >> yeah. let's bring in the big guy and find out. windy. we had a thundershower. >> we had some thunderstorms yesterday. what did you want to tell me? did you want to say something? >> what? >> i was just curious. >> i said, wake up. i don't know. >> thank you very much. [ laughter ] >> a little smack going on here during the -- [ laughter ] >> we're still tired from the warriors game last night. what an exciting game. around the bay area, we have a lot of clouds rolling through an
May 1, 2013 2:00am PDT
. >>> here's your first look at this morning's dish of scrambled politics. the race to fill john kerry's senate seat will pit ed markey, a four-year veteran, will face gabriel gomez, a former navy s.e.a.l. and harvard grad. >>> when chris christie tells you to cover his ears, you should heed his advice. >> let me use a word that is indelicate. and there's some children here. i see one. will there be more. cover your ears. [ bleep ]. okay. that's what it is. >> major policy shift for paul ryan. the 2012 gop vice presidential nominee says he supports adoption rights for same-sex couples. in 1999, ryan voted against the rights for couples in washington, d.c. but says he would vote differently today. >>> sandra day o'connor says -- al gore says he made the decision long ago to respect the rule of law. >> i strongly disagreed with their opinion. said so. but the rule of law is really the bedrock of american democracy. >>> arizona republican senator, jeff flake, is acknowledging that his vote against background checks may have hurt his reputation back home. after a new poll calling him the m
May 2, 2013 2:30am PDT
dead. secretary of state john kerry said the fbi is building cases on a number of persons of interest. u.s. officials believe at the time, this man was not a principal plotter. it's not clear what role, if any, he played. >>> last week, house republicans issued a report saying the white house has been, quote, deliberately misleading, in its response to what happened that night. >>> with new efforts to save gun reform in congress, one of the original bill's authors is speak about the political climate that killed the background checks. pat toomey said many of his republican colleagues voted no, because they didn't want to give the president a political victory. >> i thought that we had settled on a really common sense approach. to achieve a consensus. i don't think we did because our politics have become so polarized. there's people on my side who didn't want to be perceived to be helping something that the president wants to accomplish simply because it's the president who wants to accomplish it. >> toomey later tried to walk back parts of his comments, saying it wasn't just senators,
May 6, 2013 2:00am PDT
to speculate on any intervention plans. and secretary of state john kerry heads to moscow today for a talk with russian leaders. jim is in london for us this mornings. good morning, jim. what's the latest for all of this? >> it's business as usual for israel. benjamin netanyahu is landing in china this morning for an official visit after no signs of retaliation coming from syria or iran, though both countries have responded verbally to sunday's latest attack. the confirmed unofficially by an israeli leak the attacks took out iranian made fattah 110 surface to surface rockets. they're capable of hitting tel aviv with deadly precision. a strike friday targeted the very same rockets headed to hezbollah in lebanon. the syrian government called these attacks, quote, an act of war. meanwhile, iran weighed in saying that it would not allow the enemy to harm security in the region and that, quote, the resistance meeting here, hezbollah and hamas, each with thousands of rockets will retaliate against the, i quote, israeli fighting against syria. they said that 30 weapons including these fattah 110s
May 7, 2013 5:00am PDT
it pulled over. stay tuned and we will bring you the very latest here and on line. >>> secretary john kerry is in moscow meeting with vladimir puntin and this is video of him meeting in moscow. he will urge him to take a tougher poe significants, and there is a meeting going on where the suspects had a connection to the president. >>> this is the president's first trip sinks take -- since taking office in february. tomorrow she -- yesterday she visited the united nations. >>> the u.s. senate will allow states to tax online sales. it will be taxed where they live and it levels is the playing field between online and brick and mortgager stores but president barack obama has shown support from it. >>> 2 and a quarter billion dollars happened two and a half year ago. it is one they call access is and they say it should be spent on making things safer and not on fines. >>> they need to keep muni relevant and one issue is how to reduce the time it takes to get from one point to another on muni routes. they need more signals for buses and now they need to figure out how to make those things happe
May 7, 2013 5:00pm PDT
. >>> u.s. secretary of state john kerry hoping to find russia leaders about the conflict in syria -- they differ on how to handle the crisis -- hoping to put pressure on their president -- new reported strikes about israel on sirrian targets. >>> testimony continued in the michael jackson wrongful death trial -- he didn't have the proper training -- the expert is testifying for jackson's mother -- claims ae did not supervise care of her son. >>> 13,000 union works including respiratory therapists, nursing aids that work at uc medical centers -- talks are stalled over staffing levels and pension reforms. uc officials write by encouraging a strike by our employees we are attempting to use patient care as a tool -- potentially endangering public health. >>> first lady michelle obama added a new move to her game. kaepernick mosted these pictures with him selfs and then they switched to his signature move -- he said i got the opportunity to meet one of the greatest women in the world an got her kaepernicking. >>> you know to cut back on soda but what are you replacing it with. why doct
May 1, 2013 5:00am EDT
ricin. the stage is now set in massachusetts to fill the seat of john kerry. party'sey won his nomination. there'll be a special election on june 25. >> tension and venezuela turned into a brawl on the floor of the assembly on tuesday. allies denied opposition members the right to speak until the president was recognized. the opposition said seven members were attacked and he urt. >> now weather and traffic together on the 1's. >> time to take a look at your morning commute. thisealing with wet roads morning. about seven minutes from the 895 split to the fort mchenry. this is 95 in the white marsh area. southbound traffic without delay. so far so good on the north side, 11 minutes. 60 miles per hour traveling south from franklin boulevard on 795. shape, 6570 in great at route 40. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. todayetter start for us whether wise. it is a little cooler. 46 in catonsville. 46 in westminster. the school day forecast, take the light jacket this morning. temperatures this morning will be nice and mild. a mixture of sun and clouds. a 20% chance for a rain s
May 7, 2013 11:30pm PDT
there was a jump as 20 people died in those types of accidents. >>> u.s. secretary of state john kerry met with john putin talks about syria. the u.s. wants russia to take a tougher stance with syria amidst a deteriorating situation there. they agreed to try to convenience an international conference on the two year civil war. >>> in mexico, a truck hauling two natural gas tankers lost control on a busy highway crashed and exploded. more than a dozen homes right next to the highway also caught fire at least 22 people were killed three dozen others were injuredded. accidents involving heavy trucks are quite common in mexico where poor neighborhoods spring up just feet from major roads. >>> an unexpected eruption of an active volcano. five hikers were killed in the explosion of rocks and ash. about two dozen others had to be rescued. the mayon volcano is popular with tourists. officials say they will enforce a ban on climbers in the immediate zone around that volcano. >>> new jersey governor chris christie says he's lost weight after under going secret weight loss surgery and he dismissed t
May 7, 2013 10:00pm PDT
.s. secretary of state john kerry met with john putin talks about syria. the u.s. wants russia to take a tougher stance with syria amidst a deteriorating situation there. they agreed to try to convenience an international conference on the two year civil war. >>> in mexico, a truck hauling two natural gas tankers lost control on a busy highway crashed and exploded. more than a dozen homes right next to the highway also caught fire at least 22 people were killed three dozen others were injuredded. accidents involving heavy trucks are quite common in mexico where poor neighborhoods spring up just feet from major roads. >>> an unexpected eruption of an active volcano. five hikers were killed in the explosion of rocks and ash. about two dozen others had to be rescued. the mayon volcano is popular with tourists. officials say they will enforce a ban on climbers in the immediate zone around that volcano. >>> new jersey governor chris christie says he's lost weight after under going secret weight loss surgery and he dismissed that it was because of political reasons. >> if i would have been asked abou
May 7, 2013 7:00am PDT
, secretary of state john kerry is in moscow. he wants the russian president to take a tougher position on syria. russia has been a big supporter of syria's president while the united states has supported the rebel forces trying to overthrow him. >>> the u.s. senate passed a bill that would allow states to tax online sales. the sales taxes would be sent to the state where the shopper lives. now, supporters say that levels the playing field between online retailers and the brick and mortar stores. this bill is facing tough opposition in the house. but president obama has shown support for it. >>> 7:10. california's public utilities commission has recommended pg&e be fined $2.25 billion for the san bruno blast. it's the highest penalty possible and one that pg&e's ceo called excessive. one state safety agency also says the record fine simply does not make sense. the agency says any money pg&e spend on this tragedy should go toward making its pipes safer and not on costly fines. >>> 7:11. hackers go wild. why several groups are threatening to attack the websites of major government agencie
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May 7, 2013 11:00am EDT
-old amanda berry. john kerry is meeting with russian president putin. he is trying to persuade russian take a tougher stance on syria enjoy a special effort to resolve the syrian crisis. in south carolina, special congressional election pits former republican governor mark sanford against elizabeth colbert was. sister of stephen cal bear. -- stephen cal bear that is a quick look at some of the headlines making news right now. dagen and connell, back to you. dagen: thank you. connell: it is expected to face a tough fight. dagen: rich edson to tell you how tough. rich: it does not look like it is going anywhere right now. it gives states the authority to collect sales taxes on customers buy an item over the internet. they need a presence in the state to levy a tax. it still has to pass the house. there is support for it there. the senate shows strong bipartisan support the marketplace fairness act law states to collect sales taxes due whether or not the sale takes place on main street or online has broad support for members, governors and mayors across the country and across ideological divid
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May 7, 2013 1:00pm EDT
morning, everybody. sager estate john kerry with vladimir putin telling him that both countries share a similar interest to end the conflict in syria. president obama will be holding a joint news conference this hour. the two leaders plan to present a strong front against north korea's bigger threat. leaving the door open to talks. in south carolina, former republican senator is saying if he loses in today's special election he will not seek office again. he is running for a congressional seat against the sister of stephen colbert. after disappearing for five days to visit his mistress in argentina. a quick look at the headlines on the fox business network. melissa and lori, back to you. lori: thank you so much. the first time u.s. military officials are singling out china. the pentagon pointing fingers at china directly accusing the country of cyber espionage. melissa: numerous computer systems around the world including those owned by the united states government continued to be targeted for intrusions, some of which appear to be attributable directly to prc government and military
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May 6, 2013 6:00am PDT
, secretary of state john kerry will meet with vladimir putin tomorrow in moscow. one would assume at the top of that meeting would be the ongoing war in syria. that is moving right now. meanwhile now new questions about what role should the u.s. play in syria after israel bombed the outskirts of damascus twice in three days. a massive explosion goes off, we believe this is near the airport, just east of the capital city. a senior israeli lawmaker says the air force is targeting weapons headed for the terrorist group hezbollah in lebanon. they are asking what the obama administration's next move could be there are. >> we need to have a game-changing action, that is no american boots on the ground, establish a safe zone and to protect it and to supply weapons to the right people in syria who are fighting for obviously the things we believe in. bill: mean time you've got the bang and forth on chemical weapons. were they, were they not used and if so by whom. general jack keane, retired for star general, former vice chief of the army and a fox throughs analyst. welcome back. >> hi, bill. bill: h
Apr 30, 2013 8:00pm PDT
denying anyone is is being threatened. john kerry reiterated a promise to help congress get answers. >> we have to -- >> darrell issa plans to hold a public hearing next weekend. that won't happen unless she can fully advise her client including about information that's classified. erin? >> all right, dana, thank you. now, radio host stephanie miller and our contributor. great to have both of you with us. according to at least one of the attorneys here, four cia employees, at least four, are being intimidated and blocked from cooperating with a congressional investigation into what happened in benghazi. its's not a small allegation. >> it's part of a larger pattern. you have very aggressive prosecutions in the national security space, including, for example, an nsa who leaked to a sun reporter that you had bloated budgets in the nsa. so when we're talking about aggressive treatment towards whistle blowers, you're not just seeing it on ben, you're seeing it elsewhere, as well. we now know that. but at this point, you don't have people in jail, you don't have anyone being held accountable an
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